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What are some uses for ammunition ballistics tables?

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Shooters use ammunition ballistics tables to find out what specific ammunition is best-suited for safety, targeting and effectiveness for a specific make, model and caliber of firearm, and the type of shooting that is being done with it. Ammunition types perform differently for specific hunting and target shooting needs.

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An ammunition ballistics table typically has information on bullet weight, velocity, trajectory and other specifications categorized by bullet type and manufacturer. These specifications are cross-referenced for specific firearms so shooters know what the range, accuracy and stopping power of a specific brand of ammunition load is. Most ammunition manufacturers have ballistics tables readily available for the bullets they produce.

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